Bronchitis – top effective home remedies and natural treatments

Bronchitis Home Remedies

Bronchitis is infection, inflammation, or swelling of the bronchial tubes, which are located between the nose and lungs. In most cases, this disease is caused by bacteria, particles, or viruses.

Symptoms of bronchitis are fever, chest pain, fatigue, cough with mucus, nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, and muscle aches.

This disease can be seen in two forms like acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis. Many people who are affected by this disease are trying medications to resolve their problems. But also, there are many home remedies that we recommend you try some of them if you have bronchitis.

16 Bronchitis Home Remedy


This vegetable is one of the most used vegetables for treating many types of diseases. Garlic has anti-viral and antibiotic properties, making it the perfect natural treatment for acute bronchitis [1]. Make a mixture of this vegetable.

You will need 3 garlic cloves. Then, you should peel the garlic. After you have peeled the garlic, you should chop it. Then, you should put this kind of garlic in milk and boil it. This remedy is recommended for drinking at night, usually before you go to bed.


One of the best ways to reduce the symptoms of this disease is to gargle with saltwater. In one glass of warm water, you should add one teaspoon of salt. You should gargle with this mixture. You should know the right amount of salt before you make this remedy.

If you put a small amount of salt in the mixture, then the effect will be very low. Also, if you put a high amount of salt in the mixture, then you will feel a burning sensation in your throat. This remedy has no precise intake amount. You can gargle with saltwater as often as you need (when you cannot stand the bronchitis symptoms).

When you are using saltwater, then you are soothing the inflammation in your throat. Also, when you are using saltwater, then the saltwater will cut the mucus, which causes for having irritation in your throat. [2]

Bronchitis Home RemediesGinger

This home remedy, in most cases, is used for treating the cold. Also, ginger can be used for treating bronchitis. Ginger possesses immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties, which help the body relieve from swollen, inflamed, and irritated bronchial tubes [3].

In a cup of hot water, you should add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, ½ teaspoon of cloves, and ½ teaspoon of ground ginger. You should stir the mixture. Drink this home remedy for a few days until you have relief from the symptoms.

Also, you can make tea from this herb. You should add one teaspoon of black pepper and one teaspoon of ginger powder in boiling water (it is recommended to be one cup of water). Let this tea steep for a few minutes. You should add honey to the tea. Drink this tea twice per day.

Also, you can make a mixture of cloves, ginger powder, and pepper (the recommended amount is one teaspoon of each ingredient). You should take this remedy 3 times per day combined with milk or honey.

Eucalyptus Oil

When people suffer from bronchitis, steam therapy is one of the best remedies. When you add eucalyptus oil to your natural treatment, then this remedy will soften your mucus which can help to heal faster.

Eucalyptus oil has antibacterial properties, which make it one of the best home remedies for bronchitis. You should add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to boiling water. Then, you should cover your head with a towel which can help you for inhaling the steam.

Also, there are other substitutes for eucalyptus oil if you cannot find it in you the stores near your location. Those are tea tree oil and pine oil, which can also help you treat bronchitis. Also, this home remedy can be applied externally on your chest. When you make this remedy, you will expel the mucus, improving your respiratory system’s function. [4]


When people have a cough, which is the result of bronchitis, then you can make a home remedy from turmeric. This herb will help you to cure the cough because it has anti-inflammatory properties [5].

When you are using this remedy, you will have relief from the symptoms caused by bronchitis. You can make a home remedy from this herb.

In one glass of milk, you should add one teaspoon of turmeric powder. Then, you should boil this remedy. You should drink this remedy 2-3 per day. If you want faster results, you should drink this home remedy on an empty stomach. You should not drink this mixture if you have obstructive jaundice, gallbladder stones, stomach ulcers, and hyper-acidity.


When you are suffering from bronchitis and cough, you should use honey as your natural treatment. Honey possesses antibacterial and anti-viral properties, which are soothing for your throat.

Also, when you are consuming honey, you are boosting your immune system. When you suffer from bronchitis, you should add one teaspoon of honey to your regular tea. This will help you a lot in your fight against bronchitis. You should add honey to warm lemon water when you have throat inflammation and congestion, which is often accomplished with bronchitis. [6]

Epsom salt

This kind of home remedy is very effective at treating bronchitis. You should add Epsom salt to your bath if you suffer from bronchitis. This bath helps most people with acute bronchitis.

If you want to make this kind of bath water, then you should add one to one and a half kg of Epsom salt in your warm water (bath water). When you notice that the Epsom salt is dissolved fully, you should stay in this water for half an hour or an hour. But if you are suffering from chronic bronchitis, then you should repeat this process twice per week. If you suffer from acute bronchitis, then you should do this process every night, or you can do it every other night.


When using onion as your natural remedy for treating bronchitis, you are relieving the phlegm and mucus from the symptoms caused by bronchitis. Also, the onion juice prevents a buildup in the future. You should eat one teaspoon of onion juice on an empty stomach. It is recommended to eat onion juice in the mornings. Also, you should use onions when you are cooking. You can add raw onions when you are preparing salad for you. [7]

Sesame seeds

These seeds are proven that are helping to people who are suffering from bronchitis. Sesame seeds are also helping people who suffer from bronchitis relieve their chest pain.

You can make a mixture from one teaspoon of linseed or flaxseed, one teaspoon of sesame seeds, one teaspoon of honey, and a pinch of common salt. Mix those ingredients. You should consume this mixture before you go to bed.

Also, you can make another mixture of two tablespoons of water and ½ teaspoon of dry sesame seed powder. You should take this mixture twice per day. [8]

Oregano oil

If you have deep coughing and soreness, then you can use oregano oil as your natural treatment. If you are suffering from bronchitis, then you should put a few drops of oregano oil under the tongue. You should use this remedy once per day. You will reduce the symptoms caused by bronchitis.

Orange juice

This kind of juice is a rich source of Vitamin C. When you have bronchitis, drink orange juice because it will boost your immune system. Also, this natural remedy is not just giving you all the vitamins which your immune system needs to fight against bronchitis, but also it is a very effective home remedy for the inflamed throat.

Also, you can make a mixture of almonds and orange juice. You should add ½ teaspoon of fresh almonds to the orange juice, and then you should drink this mixture at night. This mixture helps to alleviate the sore throat. [9]


This is one of the best home remedies for treating bronchitis. You should make a mixture of ½ teaspoon of honey and a small amount of spinach in one glass of water. Mix this mixture, and then you should drink it.


This peppery herb is used in medicine to get rid of the mucus in patients who have bronchitis. You should add ½ teaspoon of savory in one cup of boiled water. You should drink this remedy every day to have the best results.

Licorice root

If you have an inflamed throat, then you should drink licorice tea. In boiling water, add some licorice roots. Steep this tea for a few minutes. You should drink one to two cups of this tea per day. [10]

Holy basil

If you want to keep your lung infection at bay, you should chew holy basil leaves.


When you suffer from bronchitis, you should drink plenty of water because your body needs to be hydrated.


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